Cody Beals is a professional triathlete based in Guelph, Ontario. His talent and dedication have led him to successful careers in both athletics and academia. In this pursuit, he came to realize that endurance sports, like his familiar academic sphere, rewarded consistent, deliberate practice even more than natural ability. While working as a consultant in the field of environmental science, he leveraged the same analytical, data-driven approach in his training, and self-coached himself to the elite amateur level. In 2013, Cody won his first half distance triathlon at the Ontario Championships in course record time. The following year he jumped to the professional ranks, and since has found his forte in the full distance races. A 3-time IRONMAN Champion and 7-time IRONMAN 70.3 Champion, Cody is now devoted to long course racing on the world stage.